July 14, 1996 |
Maxime (Andre Dussolier), proprietor of a prestigious violin repair shop, has fallen rapturously in love with a beautiful young violinist (Emmanuelle Beart, pictured). But she and Maxime's employee (Daniel Auteuil, pictured), a meticulous, diffident craftsman, are apparently on the same wavelength. A 1993 excursion to some of the wilder shores of love and obsession (Bravo Monday at 5 and 11:35 p.m.; Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.).
May 4, 1997 |
This 1996 blockbuster has lots going for it: a charismatic star in Tom Cruise (left), Brian De Palma's sleek, elegant direction and lots of action. Yet at any given moment it is impossible to say with any confidence what's going on. Proceed in the reasonably safe assumption that good will surely triumph over evil. With Jon Voight (right), Emmanuelle Beart and Kristin Scott-Thomas (HBO Tuesday at 8 p.m.).
April 8, 1988 |
* "Date With an Angel." HBO. $79.99. PG. Emmanuelle Beart has a face that really does look angelic; you almost melt watching her. But when she's not on screen, "Date With an Angel" is an insipid romantic fantasy of seraphic silliness. Michael E. Knight--who finds the angel after it crash-splashes in his pool--does little, and he's surrounded by people who either screech, twitch or kvetch.
May 21, 2004 |
Andre Techine's "Strayed," a film of understated, cumulative power, opens with a familiar image, that of Parisians in June 1940 fleeing the imminent arrival of the Germans, jamming the roads heading south. In a small car on a virtually gridlocked road are a beautiful young widow, Odile (Emmanuelle Beart), who lost her husband early in the war, and her two children, Philippe (Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet), 13, and Cathy (Clemence Meyer), 7.
November 23, 1987 |
Emmanuelle Beart--who plays an angel sent to earth on some mysterious celestial errand in "Date With an Angel" (which opened Friday citywide)--has a face that really looks angelic. Blond, creamy-skinned, delicate, with meltingly lovely blue eyes, she reminds you of the young Catherine Deneuve. Beart was the vengeful daughter in Claude Berri's "Manon of the Springs," and she plays her role here almost wordlessly, with a set of limpid smiles, childish pouts and radiantly adoring gazes.